An earthquake hit Palestine in February and was felt in several governorates, including Ramallah, Al-Bireh and Nablus.

The Director of Seismic Engineering Unit at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Dr Jalal Dabbeek, stated that the epicenter of the earthquake was 13 km north of the city of Nablus, in the Fara’a-Carmel rift, with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale, and a depth of 10 km.

An aerial view shows search and rescue operation carried out at the debris of a building on February 6, 2023 [Eren Bozkurt/Anadolu Agency]

The Middle East region is still witnessing aftershocks, following the devastating earthquake that hit Turkiye and Syria at dawn on , which has claimed the lives of more than 7,800 people so far.

The first earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.8, occurred on Monday at 3:17 (01:17 GMT) and was felt by the residents of Lebanon, Palestine, Cyprus and northern Iraq.

This was followed by at least 185 aftershocks, one of which had a magnitude of 7.5 at noon and another with a 5.5 magnitude at dawn in February, 2023.

Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point News 2023.

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